Important Brown Dog Studio Tidbits

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

working in the studio...and a give-away!

First, I feel honored to have been asked by Nelly's Nest and The Goods to join the antique party in their booths at the Event Center this past weekend. Lucy and I had a blast and it makes this vintage-loving chickie so happy to have been "in the mix" with the antique crowd.

I also slipped out of my spot a bit to do some shopping for some fab vintage items to re-purpose into jewelry...oh WOW!

Next, thanks to my fabulous customers who came to the show to see ME! I feel extra-special...a few of you scoped out great pieces for me, oh yes you DID! and one absolute sweet ♥ went and got me a morning coffee. Can it get better than that?!...

AND thanks to all the new customers/friends I met this weekend. You didn't come to a flea market, intending to shop for my pretties, but you DID, and you made me feel all creative and glad I do what I do! I'm so very inSpiRed and ready to get down to some serious jewelry-makin' this week!

♥ Studio give-away ♥ ...this week ONE random winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to be used in the studio DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH (you can also catch me at one of my out-and-about shows during the month). To have a chance at this fun-ness, add your comment on the studio FB page or blog...come back on Friday after 5pm to see if you're the LucKy winner. ♥What would YOU choose?

THANKS everyone who commented here and on the studio FB page...this give-away is closed :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

How to find me this weekend (Saturday AND Sunday)

Very important!...Winterfest Antique and Flea Market Sat Feb 25 (9-5) and Sun (10-4).

To FIND me (it's HUGE!!!), go in the doors to the main building and go to the large room on the left...I am almost at the end of the 4th row, next to Nelly's Nest and The Goods.

There's a lovely combination of antiques, jUnK and crafts in both of the big rooms...I'm in heaven ♥
There is a $3.50 entrance fee (find coupon in Lincoln paper for $1off!), if you shop with me and spend more than $25, I'll throw in your choice of one of my fave polishing pads or a 24inch chain...just let me know you saw the FB "special" ♥

GIVE-AWAY winner for this week is Miccia...e-mail me Miccia so you can choose your initial.

I have orders ready for Jane, Robin (for her mom), Callie, Sheri...more orders will be ready early next week. I'm also making First Communion and Confirmation gifts...let me know if you need one added to my in-box :)

I am hoping to work over the next few weeks with my sister, Emily, to make my pretties more available on-line...I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

fun event this week...and give-away

I'm so excited to be participating in this week's antique market at the Lancaster Event Center. My reason for going, besides my LOVE for all things junky and antique, is the invite from my friends from Nelly's Nest and The Goods, both shops I frequent displays and pieces of my jewelry are full of many vintage and repurposed items.

The show will take place at the Lancaster Event Center...84th and Havelock...don't mistake the dog show for the antique/flea show...unless you really want to look at, maybe I SHOULD go there, the brown dog and all :)

Saturday Feb 25, 9-5 and Sunday Feb 26, 10-4

There is an entrance fee of $3.50 to the show, so...if you come visit me and spend over $25, I will throw in either one of my fave polishing pads or a 24inch chain for being such a swell customer.

Last week's random winner of the glitter heart initial charm was Clara, who contacted me lickety-split to let me know she saw her win posted on the studio Facebook page.

Now for THIS week...comment on this blog post or on the studio FB page this week to have a chance to be the random winner of a 1/2 inch sterling initial charm...the EXTRA special news is that if there are over 100 commenters, there will be a second winner! Woohoo! I'll announce the winner(s) on Friday after 5pm.

I am busily creating MORE (really!?) pretties in the studio.

Good luck, and happy week to all :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Open Hours and Give-away

Happy Valentine's Day!!!I hope HuGs, sMooChes and lve have been a big part of your day...

Last week was so fun, and since I don't have an on-the-road show until next week, I decided to open the studio again this week...

Thursday, Feb 16 from 12-3 and 5-7.

The next time I'll have jewelry available will be Feb 25-26 at the Lancaster Event Center for Winterfest Antique and Flea Market.

This Week's give-away will be for a lovely little initial charm (shown above). The glass charm holds an initial on a glittery red heart. I have most letters made, but I'll make yours for you if it's not in the studio.

To enter in the give-away, you should comment on this post or on the studio FB page. One lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced after 5pm on Friday :)

Last week's winner was Addie...Addie has contacted me, and her sweet little earrings will get popped into the mail, lickety-split!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Open hours this week...give-away!

I am opening up the studio this Thursday (Feb 9) from 10-3 and 5-6:30...if you have any shopping, special order ideas for this month...this will be the time to do it :)

I've been adding spring shows to the "where can you find me" category on the sidebar...can you believe this is when I sign up for my Fall shows, too!?
For this week's studio give-away, a lovely pair of sweetheart earrings...complete with little chunks of turquoise, some of my organic sterling nuggets, torched at my workbench, and some bits of pinks...these will be available to one random winner who comments on this post or on the studio FB page (that's where most of you have been lately ;P ) I'll pick the winner on Friday, so check back after 5pm Friday, and if you're the lucky-ducky, you'll contact me to claim your goodies.

Missy was the winner of last week's give-away, and has already contacted me via FB...thanks to everyone who visited the blog and FB, and good luck this week!

A studio note...

GOOD...cutting over 1000 of my lovely sterling heavy gauge jumprings...
BAD...tumbling them all together to have to separate all of the sizes from each other ;P

At least now I can ready all of the bronze, sterling, and copper charms I've been creating in the studio!